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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Since the early 1600's, the Dutch have attempted to breed a pure black tulip. Many have tried and a few have come close...but none have succeeded. Call it the Holy Grail of the tulip world. In honor of this elusive flower we have brewed this special elixir. We have combined the finest Belgian malt, rare European hops, an authentic Belgian yeast and finally, the brew is dusted with tulip petals. The resulting blend is nothing less than magical.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2003
A golden hue with a small white small head. A caramel aroma with strong alcohol. The malts flood the taste buds with some toffee and alcohol. Very sweet with a bitterness in the aftertaste. A nice smooth soft palate with nice carbonation.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks its okay a little hoppy for the triple I think it is respectable Julie wants taste of kiktA and one eye jak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (489) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2014
But orange and hazy. Thin white head. Sweet candy nose. Smooth sweet bits of banana and honey. But boozy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (758) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste floral, Belgian yeast, sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
libertine (217) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
pours a light golden amber with almost no head. no lacing. aroma is floral with banana and coriander. flavor is also slightly floral, coriander, sweet, banana, and bubblegum. light/medium body with a slightly creamy mouth feel. carbonation is very low. Belgium ales are my thing and this is a poor example. if the level of carbonation were higher it would be slightly better. Triples are usually effervescent. I don’t feel the floral part of the beer complimented the sweetness. I do know that rose is used in many sweet pastries but for me, here it doesn’t fit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (275) - - AUG 27, 2014
Pours a clear gold. Light, floral aromas. Belgian yeast, sweet malts, honey, straw, hint of citrus. Light carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Sweet, almost too sweet. Very good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-9-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance –Served a light golden color with a fine white head. The head faded fast to leave a light amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma of the beer was heaviest of Belgian yeast, banana, and notes of grass. Mixed with these smells were lighter aromas of a spicy and citrus aroma which overall created a pleasant smell. Taste – The taste began with a base of fruit and yeast While it is fruity it is not to sweet.. The fruit is largely banana and pear in nature. As the taste advances flavors of a floral nature mixed with some more bitter citrus come to the tongue. These in the end are met with some spice notes of coriander, clove, and pepper as well as a good dose of alcohol to leave a rather tingling bitter-sweet warming taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather creamy with the carbonation level being quite average. Overall – A moderatly tasty triple with good fruit flavors. One to try if the chance arises but not one to go out of the way.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krittenhouse (18) - Shelby, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Oh shut the front door! Truly one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had in the past few months with beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16948) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Draft @ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, St Louis, MO. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty aroma. Fruity sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1126) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Draft sampler clear avg gold. Nose crystal malt, light bubble gum, Some ester. Tatse Belgian sugar up front, sweet malt similar to nose, light spice. Spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2266) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2014
lighter body sweet with fruity esthers and flowery aroma and taste. bit of malt and creamy feeling although light as mentioned. nice white head that lasts.


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